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ACS launches new guide to help convenience store retailers

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has launched a new guide for retailers and other community activists on how to navigate the new planning system to promote strong and diverse local centres.
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Jeff Halliwell to join Cafédirect as new chairman

Fairtrade coffee brand Cafédirect has announced the election of Jeff Halliwell as new chairman of the board, who will succeed current chairman Geoff Tudhope from 1 July.
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Scottish grocers back carrier bag charges ‘in principle’

The Scottish government has published a consultation on Safeguarding Scotland’s Resources, which includes proposals for the mandatory charging of single-use carrier bags, as part of its three-month consultation this week on a range of proposals.
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The Macallan to unveil exclusive new range for the UK

The Macallan is set to unveil its latest development on the brand with the introduction of an entirely new range, The 1824 Series, commencing in the UK market this Autumn.
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New ‘free from’ range from Free & Easy

New ‘free from’ range from Free & Easy | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
For those living with food allergies or intolerances, food shopping can present a monumental challenge.
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Dolmio launches new ‘garden-fresh’ sauces

Dolmio launches new ‘garden-fresh’ sauces | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Leading brand Dolmio is set to become the ‘perfect partner’ for meatballs with the launch of a new range of garden-fresh, tomato-based sauces to pour over this increasingly popular dish.
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Uncle Ben’s sponsor Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals

Uncle Ben’s sponsor Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Uncle Ben’s, the most popular rice brand in the UK is sponsoring Jamie Oliver’s new Channel 4 cookery programme, ‘Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals’ which will inspire those with busy lives to cook delicious, nutritious, super-fast food.
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Global Brands re-launches its Reef brand

Global Brands re-launches its Reef brand | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Global Brands has unveiled a new look for its ready-to-drink brand, Reef, as part of a £400k marketing re-launch to revive what is the only still RTD on the market.
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The People’s Supermarket and AF Blakemore Spar join forces

The People’s Supermarket and convenience store chain Spar have announced a new long-term partnership that will “help build a bright new future” for the central London co-operative supermarket.
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Welsh retailer expands fish section of Eurospar store due to high demand

Growing customer demand for locally caught fresh fish has encouraged an award-winning entrepreneur to expand the fishmonger’s section of his busy Eurospar store in Dolgellau, North Wales.
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Thai Taste launches authentic range of dressings

Renowned ethnic food brand, Thai Taste, is launching a new range of salad dressings to join its range of authentic Thai products ready for BBQ and picnic season.
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New UK distributor for Cooley Distillery’s Irish whiskey brands

Cooley Distillery has appointed Maxxium UK to distribute its Irish whiskey brands, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Connemara Peated Irish Single Malt, Tyrconnell Irish Single Malt and Greenore Irish Single Grain, taking over from current distribution...
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New parties on-pack promotion for Bacardi

Bacardi Superior, the UK’s No. 1 rum brand, is giving consumers the opportunity to win their very own legendary party this summer and the chance to create exciting possibilities as part of the £20m Bacardi marketing campaign for 2012.
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Big names join the Independent Retail Show

The National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN’s) new trade exhibition, the Independent Retail Show, “continues to attract more big name convenience food and drink suppliers”.
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Red Tractor launches new sandwich labelling for the Olympics

A new logo from food assurance scheme Red Tractor will be seen for the first time on sandwiches sold at the Olympics.
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Mr. Freeze launches limited edition flavours

Two limited edition flavours, Orange and Blackcurrant, have been launched by leading freezepop brand, Mr. Freeze.
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Consumers ‘losing taste for lunchtime’, reveals new survey

Consumers ‘losing taste for lunchtime’, reveals new survey | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The UK’s workforce is in “danger of losing its taste for lunchtime”, research published today reveals.
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Sourz reveals new Sourz Fusionz TV ad

Sourz reveals new Sourz Fusionz TV ad | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Sourz (www.sourz.co.uk) has unveiled a new TV ad created by The Leith Agency and one of the UK’s leading design and animation studios, The Neighbourhood, to promote its new ready-to-drink offering, Sourz Fusionz.
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Dorset Ginger launches ‘strong and dark’

Dorset Ginger launches ‘strong and dark’ | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The Dorset Ginger Company has added to its range with the launch of a new variant, “Strong and Dark”.
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Old Jamaica expands with Sodas range

Old Jamaica expands with Sodas range | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Old Jamaica has announced it will be expanding its brand with a new sodas range; tapping in to a growing trend for tropical flavours in the crushes market.
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Sainsbury’s increases price paid to dairy farmers

Sainsbury’s increases price paid to dairy farmers | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Sainsbury’s is to increase the price paid to British dairy farmers through the sustainable Cost of Production (COP) model, where the standard litre price will rise to 30.56ppl from 1 July.
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Newsagents welcome rise in weekday cover price of The Sun

A 10p rise on the price of the weekday Sun, giving retailers an extra 2.32p per copy sold, has been warmly welcomed by the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN).
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Halewood International continues success with Lambrini Cider

Halewood International has secured nationwide success for its Lambrini Cider brand only three months after its launch with national multiple listings in Asda and Tesco.
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Spar to shake up in-store promotions

Spar retailers across England could soon see a major change in the way promotions are organised in-store, according to today’s Independent Retail News.
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Nestlé Confectionery’s big brands launch ‘smaller treats’ range

Nestlé Confectionery is to launch a fun range of smaller treats from its best-loved family brands SMARTIES, ROWNTREE’S, MILKYBAR and ANIMAL BAR.
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